DetailsThis test jar is large enough to hold any of the hydrometers Midwest sells. The longer size of this test jar works well for those who make higher alcohol beers or for wine makers.The screw-off base allows for easy cleaning.
Not for use with liquids that need the Proof and Tralle hydrometer.
- Details & Instructions
Height 12" Diameter 1 1/4"
4.5 / 5.073 ReviewshandyI used this tube right up until I got a thief. I even cut the tube off of this thing to use for something else. Later on, I realized that even though I had a theif, I still need this thing. The price is a little high for something that is plastic glued to plastic that holds liquid. But, what are you going to do. If you have a hydrometer, you need one of these. And you probably have a hydrometer.August 2, 2013Good for hydrometer readingsI fill it up with my wine thief and it doesn't leak. It works well for me.August 25, 2013Great product, doesn't leakLooks like any issues have been corrected- I ordered mine at the end of April 2012 and it does not leak or have any other issues._x000D__x000D_Works great, does exactly what you'd expect. no issues._x000D__x000D_Before buying this piece, I was testing my samples in the hydrometer's own plastic tube case. (That worked, but the narrow tube made surface tension an issue and may have compromised accuracy). With this wider tube, the hydrometer floats freely (it'll still bounce around near the edge, but it won't stick) and gives true readings. _x000D__x000D_Something I also recently improved upon w/ my readings... correcting for temperature. Handy tool for getting the number right: http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator/hydrometer.html_x000D_(but really, 10-12?�_F diff only alters gravity by about .001)May 14, 2012Great replacement for the tube that came with the hydrometerThe thin plastic tube your hydrometer came in, usually has a leaky cap on both ends, it fragile and easily tips over. This thing is well made and with the flared base, much more stable. The only defect is that you need slightly more beer than you would with the OEM tube, but it's a small sacrifice to make for better functionality.September 11, 2013Works as AdvertisedI didn't have any leak issues like prior reviewers commented on. It holds liquid so you can test with your hydrometer, which is what one would expect it to do. I am glad it is plastic and the base detaches so it is easy to clean/sanitize and won't break easily.September 10, 2012Works for me!I read some reviews on this product prior to purchasing it. Some say it leaks, cracks, or does not work for high octane brews. I've had no problems. It's easy to see through for taking readings and cleans easily. I initially ordered two just in case one decided to retire early on me. I have yet to have any problems with the first one. Essentially its just a piece of plastic; take care of it and use it for its intended purpose and every thing will be OK!September 20, 2013need for hydrometer usrEasy to use and clarity is good for reading any hydrometer or floating thermometer. Comes apart easy for cleaning or storage. A great value for price.October 4, 2012Hydrometer samplingI fill it with my wine thief and take hydrometer readings. Then I drink the sample. Then I rinse it out with soapy water._x000D_No leaks.September 23, 2013Different batch?I received mine and have used it for 4 or 5 batches of wine. I haven't had any of the leaking problems as the other reviewers. Maybe mine came from a different batch? It has been water tight and it has been able to withstand a few accidental drops.October 5, 2012Good pair for hydrometerHaving this test jar has helped our measuring a lot. Rather than hoping we read the hydrometer accurately in the fermenting bucket, we can get an eye-level view of a sample for testing. If you use a hydrometer, get one of these. We've not experienced any leaking like others have mentioned.December 4, 2013
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 2 answershow are hydrometers calibrated as referenceBEST ANSWER: The hydrometers are calibrated to be correct at 60 degrees; you cannot really change them, but you can check it in distilled water at 60 degrees, and it should read 1.000. Warmer or cooler readings will be slightly off; a reading of 1.020 at 70 degrees is actually 1.021. A reading of 1.020 at 50 degrees is actually 1.019. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies.